Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My early morning visitor

Look what greeted me when I gazed out the window still half asleep, but not that asleep that I couldn't reach for my camera.  I think I would reach for my camera even if I were sleep walking.  He brought his family along with him today, a 'murder' of crows.  I wonder how many crows it takes to be able to call them a 'murder'.  There were at least five of them hopping around after those peanuts.

My brother-in-law in Germany called yesterday on Skype.  It was a lovely surprise and we had a nice long chat.  He had recently purchased a new laptop and was delighted with it.  We joked that in between purchases of these electronics, there are so many new bells and whistles that it is like going from a propeller to a jet airplane. The picture was as clear as a bell, clearer than any Skype call I have had yet.   Gregg arrived home in time to join in and so the three of us had a great conversation for nearly an hour.  Gone are the days with the quick phone calls over a land line.  Now we can actually see our family and it makes the distance all that much shorter.

"Hello sun in my face.  Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields.  Watch now how I start the day in happiness, in kindness."

A lovely quote from Mary Oliver